Edith Athelene (Corria) Santos

September 8, 1930March 23, 2019

Edith Athelene Corria Santos was born September 8, 1930, to the late Peter and Athelene Corria. On March 23, 2019, in what became her eternal sleep, she was escorted into the divine gates of heaven.

Edith, affectionately called Edie or Mamai, grew up on the east side of Providence, on the infamous Howell Street, then on Onley Street, Roger Williams Projects, Abbott Street, Chad Brown Projects and finally settled down on Mt. Hope Avenue behind the Holy Name School where she lived for the remainder of her life.

Edith worked several jobs throughout her life. As a hospital Nurse Aide, at the Imperial Knife Company and later retired as a Supervisory Chief Assembler at the General Electric Company in Cranston Rhode Island.

Edie loved her Cape Verdean heritage. She served on the Women’s Guild at the CV Club and was a member of the board on the Gala Cape Verdean American Reunion and Scholarships founded by her sister Ruthie. She was also very well known in the Cape Verdean Community as an elegant graceful dancer. Edie loved to dance!

Edith was the youngest of three sisters. She is preceded in death by her parents, her oldest Sister Ruth Corria and her niece Phyllis Johnson. She is survived by her middle sister, Marguerite Craveiro, four children, Daniel Corria (Susan) of East Providence, Ricardo Santos (Mary) of Atlanta Georgia, Vincent Santos of Austin Texas, and Yvonne Santos Smith (Eric) of Mitchellville, Maryland.

She also leaves to cherish her memory, her grandchildren, Gina Santos, Riquanda McKinney, Joshua Corria, Yvonne Santos, Eric Smith II, Andrew Corria, Corey Smith, Noelle Smith, Vincent Santos Jr., Jamara Dye, Joseph Santos, Riara Santos, Tiara Santos, Ayanna Miller, Sarai Miller, eight great-grandchildren, a niece Cathy Freeman, nephews Joseph Craviero and Anthone Soares. Other extended children, Jose Santos, Tonja Santos, Maria Santos, six other grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life will take place April 6, 2019, at the Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home, 971 Branch Ave. Providence, Rhode Island. The viewing will be from 9-10:00 AM. Service from 10-11:00 AM. Burial at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Providence. The family can also be greeted at 27 Mt. Hope Ave.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 6, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, April 6, 2019

Edith Athelene (Corria) Santos

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Rich Taylor

April 6, 2019

May the Peace and Blessings of God be with you forever.

As a teen-ager, I played at Mrs. Santos home for years on Mt. Hope Avenue. Mrs. Santos would accept me as one of Vincent's childhood friends from the other other side of Camp Street.

I remember years ago having a Providence, Rhode Island Family Cookout in Atlanta, Georgia where Mrs. Santos had on one of nice summer hats and sunglasses and smile!

Most of all, I remember Mrs. Santos welcoming beautiful eyes and smile! That will last forever.

Ricky, Vinnie & Yvonne & Family - We thank you for sharing your mother with us!